MANCHESTER CITY'S Premier League rivals have paid tribute to Pep Guardiola's mum after she sadly passed away at the age of 82 after contracting coronavirus.
The Citizens announced the tragic news earlier today on social media, where they stated Dolors Sala Corrio died in Manresa, Barcelona.
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A club statement said: "The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep’s moth Dolors Sala Carrio in Manresa, Barcelona after contracting Corona Virus. She was 82-years-old.
“Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends.”
City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak commented: “Our prayers and heartfelt sympathies are with Pep and his family at this overwhelmingly sad time.
"He and they have the love and support of the entire City family.”
And Premier League clubs have been quick to tweet their condolences to Pep and his family, as Arsenal messaged: "We're deeply saddened by this heartbreaking news.
"Sending our love and strength to Pep and his family at this difficult time."
Manchester United said: "Everyone at Manchester United is saddened to hear this terrible news. We send our heartfelt condolences to Pep and his family. #ACityUnited”.
Tottenham also expressed their sorrow, as they stated: "Everyone at Spurs sends their deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with Pep and his family at this time."
Chelsea added: "All of us at Chelsea send our deepest condolences to Pep Guardiola and his family."
While Liverpool said: "Deepest condolences from everybody at Liverpool FC. Our thoughts are with Pep and his family at this time."
Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund were also left saddened by the news, as they commented: "Borussia Dortmund sends our deepest condolences from Germany. Our thoughts are with Pep and his family."
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Just weeks ago, Pep donated £920,000 to fight the virus in his native Catalonia, intending for the money to go to medical equipment through the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation.
Though Spain has the second-highest death toll in the world after Italy, the number of deaths each day has been falling since Thursday’s peak of 950, according to health ministry figures.
After yesterday’s fall, the country’s PM Pedro Sanchez said: “We are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.”